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Sir Alex slams Super League plans: But I don't know if Man Utd are involved...

Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed Super League breakaway plans - which are being led by his old club.

Six Premier League clubs, including United, have signed up to plans for a breakaway league which would be a rival to UEFA's Champions League.

Ferguson, who won the Champions League twice with Manchester United after having European success with Scottish club Aberdeen, said that he enjoyed "special nights" in the Champions League.

He told Reuters: "Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football. Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners' Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest.

"Everton are spending £500million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League. Fans all over love the competition as it is,' he said.

"In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights.

"I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process."


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